Friday, April 28th, 8:15-9:45am
Grand Hyatt Third Floor Independence
Chaired by Amy L. Gearhart (University of Missouri-Columbia), the purpose of the Division A Dialogic forum, a pre-session event, is to provide graduate students an opportunity to a) present new research perspectives on current educational issues addressing the AERA theme and b) receive constructive feedback from scholars and peers about current and future directions of the research and its contribution to the field around this theme. These presentations from graduate students also act as a platform to encourage discussion, which helps shape the direction of research agendas within the field.
Division A Fireside Chat
Friday, April 28th, 10:35am-12:05pm
Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 215
Co-chaired by Emma Bullock (Utah State University) and Wei-Ling Sun (University of Texas at Austin). STEM initiatives abound to support K-16 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities that educate and engage young people while fostering creativity and innovation. Early exposure to STEM initiatives and activities positively impact elementary students’ perceptions and dispositions. Children on track to complete needed coursework in middle and high school are better able to enter STEM degree programs at institutions of higher learning. However, these rich educational opportunities are often not equitably extended to diverse and marginalized populations. In this session, researchers and practitioners in the trenches of educational leadership and STEM education will dialogue on the current research and practical steps being undertaken around the country to allow for equitable access to STEM education for all of America’s children. The moderator will be Dr. Issam Abi-El-Mona of the Department of STEAM Education Center, Science/Math, and MA STEM Program Coordinator at Rowan University, and STEM-SIG Chair. Panelists include Dr. Erin Peters-Burton, Director and Associate Professor, Division of Educational Psychology, Research Methods, and Education Policy, George Mason University, and eSTEM Project collaborator; Dr. Alexis Martin, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Level Playing Field Institute; Dr. Tia Madkins, Center for STEM Education, University of Notre Dame; and Associate Superintendent of Academics Lisa Riggs from the San Antonio Independent School District.
Division A Business Meeting
Saturday, April 29th, 6:30-8:30pm
Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 2017A
Chaired by Dr. Michael E. Dantley, Miami University. Please plan to attend our business meeting to have a voice in the future direction of your division and to learn about opportunities to participate in the leadership (and followership) of the Division.
UCEA, Division A, Division L, and SAGE Publications Joint Reception
Saturday, April 29th, 8:00-10:00pm
Grand Hyatt, Fourth Floor, Texas Ballroom, Salon A